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Old 06-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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I found this picture of a track Miata and was wondering what front bumper and flares were on this car.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 06-23-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
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The front bumper is a "Wizdom" at least, and the flares seem to be almost generic (Tuckin99 N2 etc).
Installation example https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...t=33438&page=9

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Yep wizdom it is. Surprisingly, it looks good
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That's the first time I've seen the "Wizdom" bumper look good.

Still, mouth's a bit big, even for the track.
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That's the first time I've seen the "Wizdom" bumper look good.

Still, mouth's a bit big, even for the track.
qft, I was thinking the same exact thing. I always thought that bumper was tasteless trash, but here it works.
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Except for the stupid ******* foglights.
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I want to know the specs of the wheels.
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Fixed the fogs and some of that blue crap.

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Fixed the fogs and some of that blue crap.
Thanks.

It certainly looks like a track car, but I thought zero offset wheels were terrible for handling on a Miata. Would any of the hardcore track guys care to shed some light on this for me? I really would like to know what difference it makes.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
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Making the car wider does improve handling, but sacrifices aerodynamics, and in the Miata's case, more unsprung weight.
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There is no legitimate reason to have flares on a Miata unless you are running 275/35-15 Hoosiers. Anything smaller fits under stock fenders.
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I want to know the specs of the wheels.
The wheels are TE37V's or at least similar, and Rays list the following specifications:
8J - ET25/0
8.5J - ET-5
9J - ET-15

I would figure its a combination of those 3

Also, is "Wizdom" a local replica of the Garage Vary bumper?

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Yeah it's a Garage Vary type-I. I looked into the very bumper a while back but with out a splitter and flares it looks overdone.
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Yeah, without there's too much visual girth, and I would think on superficial grounds the big central opening and the lateral intakes would not help aerodynamically, though the curves at the edges seem gradual enough. Too much frontal area though - I figure the NA could do well with a more lengthened out bumper like the NBs.
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Since I already have a thread similar to another question (for a friend this time) I figured I would post it here.

He is trying to locate the individual who drives the car below:



Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The real one, or photoshopped one?
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The real one, or photoshopped one?
That's photoshopped? <this is me
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yes, here's the original:

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yes, here's the original:

HAHA! That was good. I feel like a total noob now knowing that was photoshopped. That's a good photoshop job if it is one. To actually put a person in the car is pretty good.
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Two more:

White Miata


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